Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Convergence by Michelle Grey ♥ Fun Facts, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY (Romantic Suspense)


Nothing comes between Tori Whitlock and her tornado chase season -- not a serial killer, not even the hot FBI agent who’s vowed to save her life. But Detective Jack Mathis plays tough. Ending this case isn’t just his job, it’s his mission. And he finally has the advantage.

He faces Tori’s hostility and objections head-on, interjecting himself into every aspect of her life, and leaving him no time to dwell on his own.

Through the twists and turns of the madman’s game, Tori is forced to adapt to her unwelcome circumstances. Still, she fights Jack's presence, and her attraction to him, as he tries to open doors better left closed.

For Tori and Jack, life and death decisions are part of their jobs. But, can they overcome their pasts and realize that there’s a difference between life and living?



Hello, and thanks for letting me hang out with you and your fans today. I live in the Midwestern US where we’ve had a very active storm/tornado season this year. If you live in this region, you probably have either a love or a hate relationship with the storms. I personally love them, which was part of the genesis for my heroine in Convergence, Tori Whitlock.
Although she’s an actual storm chaser, it’s still something on my to-do list. Mother Nature is so powerful and I think it would be a total blast to get out there and chase her instead of waiting for her to come to me. (Disclaimer: As much as I love the power of these storms, I know they are dangerous.) The only thing that would make it perfect is if all tornadoes would stretch out over open areas only and leave population centers alone.
Interesting facts:
-Closest I’ve ever come to a tornado: Less than a mile
-Most destructive tornado aftermath I’ve witnessed personally: 2011 Joplin MO (the pictures still make me cry)
-I am a trained storm spotter through the National Weather Service, although since I’ve gotten that designation, the most exciting thing I’ve been able to report is dime-sized hail
-I had a dream about our house being hit by a tornado. Less than a week later, my sister-in-law’s house was destroyed by one
I hope you enjoy Convergence and fall in love with Jack and Tori’s love story. Happy Reading!



“What the hell makes you think you can just walk in and turn my life sideways, kiss me like we kissed last night, then act like nothing in the world has changed?”

He’d started to turn away, then came back, nostrils flared a mere inch from her face, forcing her against the computer table. She didn’t fear him, but if the vein ticking in his neck was any indication, she probably should have.

“Everything in the world has changed.” His deep voice was quiet, restrained. “It changed for you the day that email showed up in your inbox. You didn’t ask for that. I get it. But that doesn’t change the facts.”

She opened her mouth to interrupt but he was on a roll.

“This is exactly why I’ve done everything short of castration to try to keep my hands off of you. You think I’m immune to whatever this is? You think I don’t lie out here at night torturing myself with the knowledge that you’re thirty feet away from me, warm in your bed? Well, think again. Some nights, that’s all I think about.

“But having sex with you would complicate everything. Hell, that kiss turned my brain to mush. You intrigue me, fascinate me, draw me in ways I haven’t felt in a long, long time. I want time to know you. The real you. I won’t risk your life by getting sloppy. You can get angry with me all you want, but I’d rather have you alive and pissed off than dead on my watch.”


   






Michelle Grey is an avid lover of books, and had always thought that someday she would take up her pen and write romantic suspense. In 2009, Michelle was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer, and she realized that “somedays” aren’t guaranteed. This life changing event motivated Michelle to pursue her dream of becoming an author.

In January of 2013, Michelle released her debut novel, Dangerous Ally.

In September of 2013, the next book in her Long Shot Series, Unspoken Bonds, was published.

Now a cancer survivor, Michelle decided to use her platform to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. In January 2014 she published, Are You Listening: A Personal Journal of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor.

Because it is so important to spread the word, one hundred percent of the proceeds from this $.99 ebook go directly to the Vicki Welsh Ovarian Cancer Fund to support their mission of fighting ovarian cancer through awareness, education, research and support.

Michelle lives in the Midwestern US with her husband of twenty-eight years and has four amazing and unique children, a wonderful son-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. Michelle believes that any day that involves family, writing, or reading is a great day, indeed.


     


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131 comments :

  1. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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    1. Thanks very much! I appreciate it!

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    2. I usually try to skip to another section of the story if I'm stuck, which happens every once in a while. For me, the bigger challenge is making time to write :)

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  2. Do you ever get writer’s Block?

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  3. Great excerpt I really liked it.

    Heard that there were more tornados yesterday and last night. Hope they were not too close to you.

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    1. Thanks for asking! We had strong winds, but thankfully no tornadoes. Tori would love this unsettled weather pattern, though!

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    2. My brother lives in Cali and I think he misses the thunderstorms, but he's definitely happy to not be anywhere near tornado alley. :)

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  4. I live in earthquake country, but tornados always scare me most!

    --Trix

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    1. Oh my gosh - earthquakes scare me way more than tornadoes! I guess it's whatever you grow up with is "normal" lol

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  5. Great post, I loved the fun facts and excerpt!

    I live in CA so my Cali-Girl brain cannot wrap around what a tornado even is LOL :D

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  6. I love finding new books, and I loved the excerpt. Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks very much! Glad you liked it!

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    1. Thanks very much - they were very fun to write!

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  8. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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    1. You're very welcome! Best of luck to you!

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  9. You're terrific and so are your giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Well, thank you :-) You're so welcome!

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  10. Good luck with your book tour! It looks awesome :)

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    1. Thank you - I've been having a lot of fun with it!

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  11. Will be looking forward to reading "Convergence." Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks very much, Sharon! Please feel free to come over to my site and let me know what you think! www.authormichellegrey.com

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    1. Thanks, Sonya! Good luck in the giveaway contest!

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  13. This sounds awesome! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I was glad to stop by. Let me know how you like the story :-)

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  14. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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  15. Tori is such a strong female character. It will be interesting to see how she interacts with Jack.

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    1. She's definitely independent, and doesn't think she needs people. The anticipation in their relationship was so much fun to write! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

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    1. I hope so to, Dario! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Thank you Michelle!!! Have a great saturday!

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  17. Thanks for sharing with us the excerpt.

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    1. You're sure welcome. Glad you stopped over :-)

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    1. Thanks, Peg! It was a fun one to write!

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  19. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  20. I enjoyed the excerpt and the fun facts. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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  22. I like a mystery with romance thrown in. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I really enjoyed reading the fun facts! Tornadoes frighten me! I lived in Denver when I was nine and we had some scary tornadoes while I was there! One was even just blocks away from our apartment. I remember being home alone, sitting in the bathtub holding my cat and a flashlight, listening to the radio. When those sirens went off and I could feel the place shaking, it was terrifying. Luckily it didn't last long and the only damage was knocked over bookshelves and pictures and a few broken vases. But it truly was one of the scariest experiences in my life. As I got older I found tornadoes to be somewhat interesting and intriguing in science class, but still don't really care for them and will never live in state that gets them frequently lol. Still looking forward to checking out your new book!

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  24. Enjoyed the excerpt-thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Chasing a tornado is on my bucket list!

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  26. I love the cover of your book and think it sounds great.

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  27. Suspense and romance-a killer combination!

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  28. Thank you for promoting awareness. I am a 3 time cancer survivor Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  29. I love suspenseful novels this sounds just right.
    gloriawalshver@yahoo.com

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  30. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to reading this book!

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  31. Thanks again for hosting. Sharing post!

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  32. Thanks for the excerpt, facts, and the giveaway.

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  33. Thank you very much for the giveaway.

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  34. I have added this to my summer reading list.

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  35. I have not heard of you and your books so I am glad I found this contest! Thanks!

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  36. Wow, tornado chasing and a possible serial killer...I want to read this

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  37. Holy Batman , luv to read the book .. Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  38. What do you like to do in your free time besides write?

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  39. I would enjoy reading the book. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. What is the name of your favorite restaurant?

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  41. Convergence sounds like an amazing read!! Congratulations, and I hope you have a fabulous book tour!!!

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  42. Rainy day here. Hope your weekend goes good. Shared!

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  43. Have a great tour the book sounds like a great read.

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  44. Have a great tour the book sounds like a great read.

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  45. Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊

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  46. Came to wish you a happy monday! :)

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  47. It's a perfectly beastly hot day today-just perfect for sitting in the shade with a good book.

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  48. I liked the excerpt, and want to read the book.

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  49. It's still hot and windy-I am going to read a good book!

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  50. Sounds like a great read can't wait to read it.

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  51. Wishing you lots of warm your way.

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  52. Hi thank you so much for this opportunity 😊😊 My question is, what is your favorite thing to snack on while your writing? I know its a weird question, but hey its different 😊😊😊

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  53. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  54. Congrats on the book!
    porschepuppy1@gmail.com

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  55. I think it's wonderful that the proceeds from your book go to cancer research so that more women will be survivors like you.

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  56. Hope your family had a nice Father's Day. Stopping by to share.

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  57. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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  58. What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

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  59. I love reading about storms, especially tornadoes-I do live in tornado country after all!

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  60. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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  61. Shared on facebook and twitter.

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  62. Thank you for sharing! This sounds like a great book :)

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  63. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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  64. I'm trying to decide which book to read next!

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  65. Happy to stop by and share post. :)

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  66. I think Michelle's story about how she became an author is so inspiring! We should live every day to the fullest because we aren't promised tomorrow :)
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  67. Luv the Synopsis it sounds like a great read! Thx for the giveaway too😊

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  68. This book sounds very interesting. I would love to read it

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  69. sounds like a fun one!

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  70. Always looking for new authors and new thrillers to read and this fits the bill.

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  71. Are your characters inspired by people in your life?

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  72. How many hours a day do you write?
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  73. Leave a comment or ask the author a question?

    Hello, have you ever thought about writing in other genres?

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  74. Thank you very much for the giveaway.

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  75. Do you write every day?

    slehan at juno dot com

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  76. Do you have a muse or get writers block? :)

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  77. Enjoy your weekend. Shared post on Twitter and Google+.

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  78. To Michelle Grey: Thank you for all of your great writings, including Convergence. Keep up the good work in the future.

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  79. Loved convergence and will see the show I believe is based on your book...same name...congratulations

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